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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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So I made this Strat, I've posted photos of it several times here. The relic body was starting to annoy me so I ordered an alder body from Eden guitars. You've probably seen thier stuff on ****. It's very cheap, made overseas I think and shipped out of Canada. Anyway the body arrived yesterday and it worked out great. It looks good and sounds warmer than they ash body I had before.
There are a few imperfections in the body. The neck pocket is not super tight. I know thats important to some people. Also if you get the light to reflect just right on the body you'll see a slight dimple somewhere on the front. It's not perfect but not bad either especialy since they sell so cheap.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Looks good, man.

If I may ask, how are you liking those Graph Tech saddles? I'm thinking of switching out for those at some point.
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I like em. I'm not sure I like the look so much but they work. I like to be able to use my trem so the graphtec's help. I'm breaking strings at the bridge of my Parker so I need to buy some for it.
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Beautiful pic. nice job.
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great guitar.
are those piezo acoustic saddles? where are your other control switches then?
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Re: Pics of the new Strat body

i dont even like light blue and i think that guitar is great.
is that an ebony board? it looks great.
also, what are the downsides to the 'not tight enough' neck pocket?
Is it wobbly? Or does it give less sustain?
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeet!
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i dont even like light blue and i think that guitar is great.
is that an ebony board? it looks great.
also, what are the downsides to the 'not tight enough' neck pocket?
Is it wobbly? Or does it give less sustain?
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Yep Ebony fretboard, jumbo frets.
A not tight neck pocket is not wobbly, just some people think a neck pocket has to be super tight and perfect for optimal tone and sustain. I think it's all the same once you tighten those neck screws. And it's close enough, just not super tight.
No peizo, just graphtec saddles.
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Lovely looking strat
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Thanks, oh and thats a nice new coat of Tung oil on the back of the neck. I had laquer on it, sanded that off and added about 5 coats of Tung oil. So much nicer to play now.
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You sir, have a great camera, what are you using?
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Thanks, just like Michelangelo had great paint brushes. Just kidding. My camera is a Canon 300D. (soon to be upgraded I hope) The lens I used for these is a Sigma 17-70mm. Really an excellent lens. The Sigma 17-70mm is getting to be a lot of people's favorite lens for good reason.
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Nothing wrong with a "cheap" Strat. Nice looking guitar.
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That looks really nice.Is the ebony board a replacement on an original neck?
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replacement. Nothing original really. Standard USA Strat bridge, tuning keys, neck plate, input jack, knobs and single coils. The rest is aftermarket stuff.
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